Courtney Love Wants 'Respectful' Cobain Musical

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Kurt Cobain of Nirvana during the taping of MTV Unplugged at Sony Studios in New York City, 11/18/93. Photo by Frank Micelotta. *** Special Rates Apply *** Call for Rates ***Frank Micelotta / Getty Images file

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Courtney Love has big plans for Kurt Cobain's legacy — if she can make them happen. The Nirvana frontman's widow recently said that she hopes to make a biopic, documentary and musical about him. The latter production, she told NME , is "very likely" to happen. Moreover, it's something she and her daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, are hopeful could be done well.

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"After being swarmed by tons of Nirvana fan mail and social-media posts pushing for a musical to become a reality, both Frances and I have thought long and hard and agreed that if we can reach up to the highest shelf and select a team of the greatest and most respected writers, producers and directors, then a Broadway musical is very likely to happen," she said.

The 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death is generating a lot of fanfare.Frank Micelotta / Getty Images file

But for it to happen, she wants it to be done in a unique and deferential way. "There would have to be a story, and a great story, one that hasn't been told before," Love said. "I would devote countless hours with an A-team to create a project that reflects Kurt in the most respectful but honest way possible, so that his story, his music and his legacy can be resurrected on stage for not only the world to see, but more importantly for our daughter to see. I know her father's spirit will be on that stage, and sitting in that theater with her will be the most emotional experience of our lives."

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Cobain's death, and his memory is being honored in several ways. Next week, Nirvana will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Also, next week, the town of Hoquiam, Wash., — a town Cobain lived in for a short time — will celebrate its first-ever Nirvana Day. And previously Cobain's home city, Aberdeen, Wash., honored him with its first-ever Kurt Cobain Day on his birthday, Feb. 20. Part of that celebration included the unveiling of a crying statue of the singer. Elsewhere, a fan is looking to purchase Cobain's childhood home through crowd funding with the hopes of turning it into a museum.

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